Several days ago I posted on the oddness of Gen. 2.18-20 where God says it is not good for man to be alone and then before creating the woman he parades the animals in front of Adam. Bruce K. Waltke provides this reasoning:

“Why does God determine that it is not good for Adam to be Aline and then give him animals? Should he not have given the woman first? In fact, Adam must realize that it is not good to be alone. Rather than squandering his most precious gift on one who is unappreciative, God waits until Adam is prepared to appreciate the gift of woman.” (Genesis with Cathi J. Fredericks, p. 89)